If you have been employed and paid payroll taxes, disability insurance may cover you if you are unable to work.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to individuals who cannot work due to a medical condition that is expected to last over one year or result in death. The program does not cover individuals with short-term disabilities.
If you are under full retirement age, have sufficient Social Security credits, and have a severe physical or mental medical impairment that prevents you from working, you should be eligible for benefits.
Applying for social security disability benefits can get complicated, and many applicants find the entire process overwhelming and frustrating. An attorney can be of significant help when you negotiate with the Social Security Administration to maximize the benefits you receive.
If your application is denied, or if you believe you haven’t been compensated adequately, you may appeal the decision by filing a written request within 60 days. The appeals process involves a reconsideration of your application with a different claims examiner and providing the opportunity to give new evidence to substantiate your claim.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is a Michigan-based firm serving individuals and families in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights to resolve a range of legal issues, including Social Security Disability Insurance claims and other legal matters associated with your disability claim, including estate planning concerns if your medical condition is terminal.
Identifying the right social security disability attorney for you will take a bit of research. Asking your family and friends is a good place to start. Your employer might be helpful in making a referral, too.
When you meet your lawyer, look for disability law expertise, strong communication, and negotiating skills, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask to see references, and more than anything else, the attorney you choose to work with should make you feel comfortable.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. has worked with hundreds of individuals and families throughout the State of Michigan and can meet with you in their law offices or some other location, including your home, to review your situation and make recommendations. If you choose to work with us after this free consultation, all attorney fees are regulated by law and don’t have to be paid until your claim is approved.
Contact us toll-free (24 hours) at 866-MICH-LAW or use our convenient online contact form. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers in Dearborn treat every case with care and compassion so we can help you get the financial aid you need.
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